Startup Boston is an organization that organizes events for the community, by the community. We’re an all-volunteer team who want to see Boston’s startup scene continue to grow.

Stephanie Roulic - Founder & Lead Organizer

An enthusiast of the Boston startup community, Stephanie Roulic is a cofounder of, currently running customer success and community. Connect on LinkedIn.

Marketing Department

Christine Zimmerman - Head of Marketing

Through Christine’s experience marketing educational programs for adult career changers and aspiring high-school-aged entrepreneurs, she was struck by the community’s commitment to giving forward—celebrating and supporting the growth of all. Now a product marketer for EdTech company Curriculum Associates, Christine is grateful to stick close to her roots as part of the Startup Boston team. Connect on LinkedIn.

Enza Alessandra Mammoli De Pinto - Social Media Specialist

Before receiving her Masters of International Marketing at Hult International Business School, Enza served as a Inside Operations Intern at MassChallenge. She now is a Marketing Specialist at Keurig Green Mountain. Connect on LinkedIn.

Jon Mahon - Designer

Jon is the CEO and founder of Six Foot Designs, a Boston-based startup offering graphic design and marketing services. He has worked for a number of startups in Philadelphia and Boston, and has a passion for entrepreneurship, graphic design and marketing. Six Foot Designs was the obvious next step. He loves movies/TV, traveling, enthusiastically rooting for Boston sports, and networking! Connect on LinkedIn. 

Programming Department

Kristine Ravenscroft - Leadership Team

Kris is excited to have been an integral part of the successful acquisition of her last endeavor and is now venturing out on her own as the CEO and founder of Beauty Gourmet, an edible beauty products company. Connect on LinkedIn

Allison Sproul

Allison is unapologetically obsessed with all things talent – acquisition, strategy, development, and operations. With over 6 years of recruiting and HR experience, Allison is currently the Head of Care Recruitment at CozyKin, a startup in Boston addressing America’s early childcare shortage. Connect on LinkedIn.

Matt Twiford

Has been called a numbers whisperer, a financial guru, an expert in making it rain. Matt has focused primarily on finance for venture-backed SaaS and software startups. Connect on LinkedIn.

Andy Cohen

Andy is currently studying soft robotics at Harvard for his PhD, and intends to use the knowledge and experience to launch a career as a robotics entrepreneur. Connect on LinkedIn.

Paula Cohen

Paula Cohen comes with a background in social enterprise program and project management. She provides management and leadership experience to clients, so they can optimize their operational processes. Connect on LinkedIn

Brian Wolgast

Brian Wolgast works in business development, supporting Latham & Watkins’ Emerging Companies Practice. Prior, Brian worked with an Angel Investor and had internships with Birinyi Associates and Merrill Lynch while pursuing his Bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University. Connect on LinkedIn.

Christine Ferrusi Ross

Christine helps companies with market strategy, product/market fit analysis, marketing and go-to-market execution so they can successfully commercialize complex emerging technologies. Current work involves blockchain, digital identity, and cybersecurity. Connect on LinkedIn.

Event Experience & Operations Department

Dhruv Bhardwaj

Dhruvis Co-founder and CEO of Supervek, a brand of alternative lifestyle products. Dhruv recently moved to Boston to launch Supervek in the US. He started his career as an investment analyst at a Hedge Fund, and worked closely with start-up founders from multiple industries and contributed in various roles, from fundraising to building strategic partnerships. Connect on LinkedIn.

Daniela Field

Daniela has 10+ years of experience as a technology professional. She enjoys working with clients, understanding their business needs and offering solutions that move clients towards efficiency, productivity and profitability. She has delivered apps and technical solutions for various Fortune 500 companies as well as privately held organizations in the education, logistics, insurance and finance verticals. Connect on LinkedIn.

Partnerships & Outreach Department

Nicholas Abruzzo - Head of Partnerships

Nick has spent the past 15 years of his career in sales and partner management. The last 3-years were spent forming and managing partnerships with a startup in Nashville, TN.  Since moving to Boston in September of 2018, Nick has been very grateful for the warm welcome and help he has received from people throughout the Boston startup community and is looking forward to paying that forward to many others.  Connect on LinkedIn.

Charles Ritchie - Outreach Coordinator

Charles Ritchie most recently established process and platforms for the Customer Success and Product teams at MarketMuse. Since graduating from Startup Institute in 2015, he has been an heavily involved in the Boston startup scene, and is excited to explore more opportunities to give back to it. Connect on LinkedIn.

Support Community

Jay Neely

Jay is a digital maker / marketer, startup founder, and community builder, active in the Boston startup community for the past twelve years. Jay runs Boston Startups Guide, a community resource site dedicated to bringing more attention to Boston startups and resources for them. Jay is currently exploring opportunities to foster more media entrepreneurship in Boston. Connect on LinkedIn.